https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-politics-53082294 The plane used by Boris Johnson and members of the royal family for international travel is being repainted in the colours of the Union flag to "better represent" the UK abroad. The red, white and blue "rebranding" will cost about £900,000, No 10 said. Downing Street said it represented "value for money" and that all of the work was being done in the UK. But opposition parties were critical, saying the money would be better spent on helping the victims of coronavirus. No 10 said the aircraft was currently in Cambridgeshire for pre-planned repainting in "national branding". Asked about the plane at the daily coronavirus press briefing, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said "we have always spent money on promoting the UK round the world" and added that the work on RAF Voyager was part of that effort. The RAF Voyager is used by the prime minister, other ministers and senior members of the Royal Family for official engagements. .......................................................................... The country has just suffered one of the worst economic months on record recently, there is multiple reports of economic inequality especially among BAME communities in different regions, the country is still reeling from the pandemic and potentially bracing for a 'second wave', jobs are on tetherhooks for a large amount of the population amongst a million other issues yet this buffon and his pathetic cabinet find a way to spend £900,000 on repainting a plane in the colours of the union jack, wow. Not saying £900,000 will change any of the above scenarios and in a few of them will only be a drop in the ocean for what is required but at least it would be a start for goodness sake. I do genuinely believe this bufoon will cause irreparable damage to the country by the time his term ends, the gap between social inequality, economic and justice will only widen. Painting the plane is not an issue when done at a time when the country is fully functioning and people are not having to scrape by.